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MUSEUMS


Introduction to MBSI Museums

            While the term "Musical Box" is understood to mean an instrument which plays music via the plucking of teeth on a tuned steel comb, the scope of MBSI's interest now extends to encompass all automatically played musical instruments. These include musical boxes, musical automata and watches, pictures, singing birds, phonographs, player and reproducing pianos and organs, and self-playing stringed, wind, and percussion instruments. MBSI members refer to all of these as "automatic music."

            The MBSI collection includes representative pieces from almost all of these categories.


Museum Program Mission

            The mission of the Musical Box Society International (MBSI) Museum Program is to educate the public about automatic musical instruments, thus contributing to their preservation and enjoyment. It will do so by:

Accumulating and maintaining a representative collection of instruments, mechanisms, and illustrations, and displaying them in suitable public venues,
Assembling a library of historic, out-of-print and contemporary reading and research materials, prints, visual and audio recordings related to automatic musical instruments,
Creating public exhibits of actual instruments and a virtual museum on the MBSI web site,
Seeking collaborations with existing museums interested in educating the public about automatic musical instruments.
 

MBSI Museum Committee

            The Museum Committee consists of up to thirteen voting members appointed jointly by the Museum Committee Chairperson, and Chairs of the Operations Subcommittees. Responsibilities include recommendations to the Board regarding museum policy, proper supervision over the use of conservation techniques to maintain, repair or restore Society-owned cultural properties, and to administer museum properties.

            Operations Subcommittees for each museum site are responsible for security, administration, docents, publicity, record-keeping, and display. Operations Chairs are appointed by the Museum Committee Chair and approved by the Museum Committee.
 

Museum Displays

                       A small MBSI display is located at the Lake County Historical Society in Mentor, Ohio. Occupying some 500 sq. ft. of space, the display consists mainly of cylinder and disc music boxes. http://www.lakehistory.org/



Other Museums

            A number of museums devoted to automatic musical instruments are located throughout the U.S. and several foreign countries. An extensive listing can be found in the MBSI Directory of Members, Museums and Dealers published biennially.

Museums and Private Collections Open to Visitors

           
The following listing of museums and private collections has been compiled from various sources. Although every attempt has been made to check the listings, it is strongly suggested that visitors call ahead to make sure that the museums or collections will be open. Some museums are open only during the tourist season, or only by appointment. If there are changes or corrections for this list, please contact the Editor with the updates. 



AUSTRALIA
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AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM OF MECHANICAL MUSIC, 338 Botany Rd., Alexandria, Sydney N.S.W. 2015.  Tours are conducted by appointment The approximate 2 hour tour  includes a theatre organ concert and also features the amazing Taj Mahal Mortier.  Contact Craig Robson: +61 29319 6666 Fax: +61 29310 2182

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM OF MECHANICAL MUSIC, Barossa Valley Highway, PO Box 24, Lyndoch S.A. 5351 +61 (8) 8524 4014.

AUSTRIA
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ANSTALT FÜR MECHANISCHE MUSIK, Schulgartengasse 12, A 2700, WR Neustadt.  Contact: Herr Robert Huber,  +43 2622 25733

GEYMUELLERSCHLOESSEL, Pötzleinsdorferstraße 102, A-1180 Vienna. Contains 160 pieces of old Viennese clocks, including flute clocks. Open every Sunday 11 a.m. till 6 p.m. May 2nd till November 28th, 2010. Telephone for special appointment: 43 1 711 36 231 Email: marketing@mak.at

KUNSTHISTORISCHES MUSEUM, Kunstkammer, Burgring 5, A-1010, Vienna.  +43 1 52524 0.  The Kunstkammer holds some rare and very fine renaissance and early baroque automata.

TECHNISCHES MUSEUM WIEN, Mariahilfer Strasse 212, A-1140, Vienna.  Contact: Mag. Peter Donhauser, Head Curator +43 1 89998-2000, Fax: +43 1 89998-3333.  Email: peter.donhauser@tmw.at

UHRENMUSEUM DER STADT WIEN, (Viennese Clock Museum) Schulhor 2, A1010. Vienna. +43 7289 71379.  Director: Erwin Rechberger.

ZUM WERKELMANN, Laaer Wald 218, A-1100 Vienna.  Contact: Wolfgang Geissler, +43 1 688 7106

BELGIUM
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ART JOSÉ, 53 Rue De L`Eau, B-5030 Gembloux.  +32 8 161 27 17.  DeCap dance organ.

BRUSSELS MUSEUM OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS,  1 rue villa Hermosa,  B-1000 Bruxelles, +32 2 545 01 30  Fax +32 2 545 0178  Director: Mme. Malou Haine.

COLLECTION GHYSELS, Waelhemstraat 104, B-1030 Bruxelles (Schaerveek) +32 2 241 27 91.  Monsieur Ghysels.

MUZEUM VAN MUSIEKDOOS TOT GRAMMOFOON, Exlibriscentrum, Regentiestrasse 61, B-9100 Sint-Niklaas.  +32 3 777 29 42. Fax: +32 3 766 50 57.  Curator: Mr. Tony Oost.  Collection contains more than 250 music boxes, gramophones, phonographs and jukeboxes.

CANADA
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EDISON PHONOGRAPH MUSEUM, 9812, rue Royale, Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré Quebec, GOA 3CO, Tel: (418) 827-5957 / (418) 656-2131 ext. 6954 (Work), Fax: (418) 656-7411. Collection of more than 200 different cylinder phonographs. Bilingual guided visits; open only by appointment. http://www.phono.org/beaupre-en.html

QUEBEC EBERDT MUSEUM, 30 Rue Principale S., Sutton.  Music boxes, organs, phonographs and radios.  By appointment.

REVELSTOKE NICKELODEON MUSEUM, Mechanical Musical Instruments Museum in Revelstoke, Canada. Collection of instruments brought from England. 111 First Street West Revelstoke BC Canada V0E 2S0 Phone/Fax: (250) 837-5250 Email: mechmusic@aol.com Web site: www.revelstokenickelodeon.com

CZECH REPUBLIC
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HOROVICE, Baroque Castle 30 miles SW of Prague.  Near the autobahn.  A good collection.

NATIONAL TECHNICAL MUSEUM, Kostelni 42 170 78 Praha 7.  +42 2 373 651 9.  Fax +42 2 379 151.  Instruments are not permanently on display.

FINLAND
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MEKAANISEN MUSIIKIN MUSEO, Pelimannikatu 8, 78850 Varkaus, Sumoi-Finland.  +358 17 5580643. Fax: +358 17 5566566  Director: Liisa and Jürgen Kempf.

FRANCE
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AUBERGE DE LA TRUITE, Chez Jacky, Resaurant Auberge de la Truite, 27390 Montreuil L'Argille, +33 2 32 44 50 47, Fax: +33 2 32 44 00 66.  Restaurant containing about 10 organs which can be played during the meal.

CAFÉ AU PALAIS DES ORGUES MORTIER, 2 Rue Des Orgues, F-59470 Herzeele.  Sunday from 4pm (M Albert Amelot.) +33  3 28 27 63 02  Collection of 3 large Mortier organs.

COLLECTION PAUL BOCUSE, Collonges Au Mont D'or (near Lyon).  Famous restaurant.

ECOMUSÉE D'ALSACE, (Carrousel Demeyer), BP 71, 38190 Ungersheim.  +33 03 89 48 23 44 or 16 41.  Director: Marc Grodwohl.

MAISON DE LA MUSIQUE MECANIQUE DE MIRECOURT, 24 Rue Chanzy, F-88500 Mirecourt. +33 3 29 37 51 13.  Fax +33 3 29 37 51 05.  Responsible:  Mme Françoise Dussour. e-mail: marie@ville_mirecourt.fr.  Collection includes a variety of orchestrions, mechanical pianos, push-ups, street organs and dance organs.

MARCEL GOUJON: Private collection. 15 Rue Des Barres, F-60150 Giraumont-Thourotte.

MUSÉE D'ART ET D'HISTOIRE, Square de Lannoy de Bissy, 73000 Chambéry. +33 04 79 33 44 48.  Collection of mechanical pianos.

MUSÉE D'ART FORAIN ET DE MUSIQUE MECANIQUE RAYMON D'YS, Pl. de L'Hotel de Ville (OU:6, Pl aristide Briand) 54800 Conflans en Jarnisy.   +33 03 82 33 57 30.

MUSÉE D'AUTOMATES, F-10270 Lusigny sur Barse (15 km east of Troyes, on N19).  +33 03 25 41 55 51.

MUSÉE DE L'AUTOMATE, Place de L'Abbaye, F-46200 Souillac.  +33 5 65 37 07 07 / +33 565 32 71 00, Fax: +33 565 32 72 31.  Collection of automatons and mechanical toys, mostly from Roullet-Decamps workshops.

MUSÉE DE LA REPRODUCTION DU SON, (Nogues antique collection) Place de L'Hotel de Ville, 89170 Saint-Fargeau. +33 3 86 74 13 06. e-mail: musee.son@wanadoo.fr  Web site: http://www.lyonne.com/

MUSÉE DE LA MUSIQUE, Cité La Musique 221, Avenue Jean-JaurèS 75019 Paris. +33 01 44 84 44 84.  Minitel: 3615 citémusique.

MUSÉE DE LA MUSIQUE MECANIQUE, F-74260 Les Gets (45km east of Geneva). +33 50  79 85 75. Director: M. Denis Bouchet. Web site: www.stella-galazy.com/musee Collection of fair  organs, dance organs, pianos, music boxes.

MUSÉE DE MUSIQUE MECANIQUE, Les Confines Sud, 84410 Crillon le Brave (10 km from Carpentras).  +33 4 90 65 61 59.  Fax +33 04 90 12 82 28.

MUSÉE DE MUSIQUE MECANIQUE, Rue Lanfranc, 27800-Le Bec Hellouin.  +33 02 32 46 16 19

MUSÉE DES ARTS FORAINS, (J. P. Favand) 53, av. Des Terroirs De France (Bercy) 75012 Paris.  +33 1 43 40 16 22.  Fax +33 1 43 40 16 89.  No individual visits, only groups.

MUSÉE DES REVES MECANIQUES, 12 R Des Arts. Limoges.  +33 05 76 43 33 33. Fax +33 05 55 32 37 06.  Director: Francis Lara.  Mechanical music and phonos.

MUSÉE DU CONSERVATOIRE NATIONAL DES ARTS ET METIERS (CNAM)292 Rue St. Martin, F-75003, Paris.  +33 1 40 27 23 31.  Fax +33 1 40 27 26 62.  Web site: www.cnam.fr/museum/

MUSÉE DU PHONOGRAPHE ET DE LA MUSIQUE MECANIQUE, L'Hotel de La Paix, 25 Pl. Jourdan, 87000 Limoges.  +33 05 55 34 36 00.  Provisionally on exhibit at hotel.  Web site: http//www.phono.org/limoges.html.

MUSÉE DU PHONOGRAPHE ET DE LA MUSIQUE MECANIQUE DE SAINTE MAXIME SUR MER, Parc Saint-Donat, C.D. 25, Route du Muy, 83120, Sainte-Maxime-sur-Mer.  +33 04 94 96 50 52.  http//www.ceic.com:8087/Maxime.html

GERMANY
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AUTO- UND TECHNIK-MUSEUM, Obere Au 2, D-74889 Sinsheim, Kraichgau.  +49 7261 929990  Fax: +49 7261 13916. Contact Herr Karlheinz Böckle.

BADISCHES LANDESMUSEUM, MUSEUM MECHANISCHER MUSIK-INSTRUMENTE, Schloss Bruchsal, D-76646 Bruchsal.  +49 7251 742661.  Collection: Jan Brauers.

DEUTSCHES MUSEUM VON MEISTERWERKEN DER NATURWISSENSCHAFT UND TECHNIK, ABTEILUNG MECHANISCHE MUSIK, Museumsinsel, 80306 München.  +49 89 21791.

DEUTSCHES UHRENMUSEUM, (Clock Museum), D-78120 Furtwangen /Schwarzwald.  +49 7723 920 117, Fax: +49 7723 920 120.

ELECTRUM,  Klinikweg 23, D-22081 Hamburg.  +49 40 6396 3641.

ELZTALMUSEUM, Kirchplatz 14, D-79761 Waldkirch.  +49 7681 478530, Fax: +49 7681 25562.  Director:  Dr. Evelyn Flögel. e-mail: info@elstalmusuem.de.

GRÜNDERZEITMUSEUM MAHLSDORF, Hultschiner Damm 333, D-12623 Berlin.  +49 30 567 83 29.  http://www.gruenderzeitmuseum.de/.

HÜTTELS MUSIKWERKE, Ausstellung, Hauptstrasse 10, D-08258 Wohlhausen.  +49 37422 2069.  Director: Wolfgang Hüttel

HEINZ NIXDORF MUSEUMFORUM,  History of computer, with some mechanical music instruments.  Fürstenallee 7, D-33102 Paderborn.  +49 5251 3066 00  Fax +49 5251 3066 09. http//www.hnf.de.

MÄRKISCHES MUSEUM, Am Köllnischen Park 5, D-10179  Berlin.  +49 30  308 660, Fax: +49 30 308 66 201.

MÜNCHNER STADTMUSEUM-MUSIKINSTRUMENTMUSEUM, St. Jakobus-Platz 1, D-80331 München. +49 89 2332 2367.

MUSEUM FÜR VERKEHR UND TECHNIK, Trebbinerstr. 9, D-10963 Berlin.  +49 30 254 840.

MUSEUM MECHANISCHER MUSIKINSTRUMENTE, Badisches Landesmuseum.  Schloss, 76646, Bruchsal.  +49 7251 742661.

MUSIKINSTRUMENTENMUSEUM DER UNIVERSITÄT LEIPZIG, Grassimuseum, Tächenweg 26, D-04317 Leipzig.  +49 341 6870790, Fax: +49 341 68707922,  e-mail: musik@uni-leipzig.de.

MUSIKINSTRUMENTENMUSEUM MARKNEUKIRCHEN, Bienengarten 2, D-08258 Markneukirchen.  +49 37422-2018.

MUSIKINSTRUMENTENMUSEUM DES STAATLICHES INSTITUT FÜR MUSIKFORSCHUNG PREUSSISCHER KULTURBESITZ, Tiergartenstrasse 1, D-10785 Berlin.  +49 30 254 810, Fax: +49 30 254 81172. e-mail: museum@sim.spk-berlin.de.

ORGELBAUERSAAL der WALDKIRCHER ORGELSTIFTUNG, Gewerbekanal 1 D-79183 Waldkirch +497681-9396  info@waldkircher-orgelstiftung.de http://www.waldkircher-orgelstiftung.de/.

PHONOMUSEUM, D-78112 St. Georgen/Schwarzwald.  +49 7724 87187, Fax: +49 7724 87139.  Director: M. Grieshaber.

SAMMLUNG MECHANISCHER MUSIKINSTRUMENTE, Markplatz 6, D-88131 Lindau/B.  (Collection: Kalina).  +49 8382 918 400  +49 8382 918 298.

SCHWARZWALD-MUSEUM, Wallfahrtsstrasse 4, D-78098 Triberg/Schwarzwald.  +49 7722 4434.  Contact:  Frau L. Ehlers.

SIEGFRIEDS MECHANISCHES MUSIKKABINETT, D-65385 Rüdesheim/Rhein.  +49 6722 49217.  Fax +49 6722 4587.  Director: Siegfried Wendel.  Premier museum of mechanical musical instruments. e-mail: mechanischesmusikkabinett@t-online.de  http://www.siegfrieds-musikkabinett.de/ .

TECHNIK MUSEUM/MUSIKAUTOMATEN MUSEUM, Geistrasse 5, D-67346 Speyer.  +49 6232 67080  fax +49 6232 670820.

WÜRTTEMBERGISCHES LANDESMUSEUM, MUSIKINSTRUMENTEN-ABTEILUNG, Schillerplatz 1, Altes Schloss, D-70173 Stuttgart.  +49 711 2793435, Fax: +49 711 2793499.

WUPPERTALER UHRENMUSEUM, D-42103 Wuppertal-Eberfeld, Poststrasse 11.  +49 202 49399-24.

IRELAND
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DUNKATHEL HOUSE,A Georgian house, a few miles east of Cork.  Good Imhof and Mukle weight-driven cylinder orchestrion (circa 1870).  +353 21 821 01.

ITALY
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MUSEO DI STRUMENTI MUSICALI MECCANICI,  48020 Savio (Ravenna), S. S. Adriatica 16, to km 163.  +39 544 560547.  Director: Marini family.

MUSEO NAZIONALE DEGLI STRUMENTI MUSICALI, Pza. S. Croce in Gerusalemmme, 9A, 00185 Roma.  +39 6 702 9862 Fax +39 6 329 7354.  Director: Dr. Antonio Latanza.

MUSICALIA - MUSEO DI MUSICA MECCANICA, Via Lizzano 1241 - 47522, Cesena (FC). Tel. +39 0547 323425, Fax: +39 0547 661264. info@ammi-italia.com - www.museomusicalia.it

JAPAN
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ARSBEL MUSIC BOX MUSEUM990-0022, Nukitsu Kuwano 2567, Tendo, Yamagata, Japan. tel. +81 23 651 0656 fax. +81 23 651 0657  www.arsbel-tendo.com/frame.html  (only in Japanese).

ASO MUSIC BOX MUSEUM869-2232 Kusasenrihama, Aso-machi, Kumamoto, Japan. tel. +81 967 34 2271 fax. +81 967 34 2115 http://www.asomuse.%20jp/orgel/index.html   (only in Japanese).

EUROPEAN CRAFT MUSEUM, TESHIKAGA088-3203, Yunoshima 3-5-12, Teshikaga-cho, Hokkaido, Japan tel. +81 1548 2 1551  fax. +81 1548 2 2524 http://www.mingeikan.jp//  (only in Japanese).

HAKODATE MEIJI KAN040-0065, Toyokawa 11 17, Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan. tel. +81 138 27 7070  www.hakodate-factory.com/meijikan/default.htm   (only in Japanese).

HALL OF HALLS, 407-0301, Kiyosato 3545, Yamanashi, Japan. tel.+81 551 48 35 35 fax.+81 551 48 2434 www.moeginomura.co.jp/hall.html   (only in Japanese) (Naoki Wakita's organ workshop).

HALL OF HALLS ROKKO, 657-0101, Kita Rokko 4512-145, Rokko-Cho, Nada-ku, Kobe, Japan.  tel. +81 78 891 1284 fax. +81 78 891 0111 www.hanshin.co.jp/hall  (only in Japanese)  (music boxes workshop, disc pressing machine).

HAMANAKO ORGEL (MUSIC BOX) MUSEUM431-1209, Kanzanji-cho 1891, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan. tel. +81 53 487 2121   www.entetsu.co.jp/kaihatu/orgel   (only in Japanese).

HORIE ORGEL MUSEUM, 662-0088, Kurakuen Yonban-cho 7-1, Nishinomiya, Hyogo, Japan.  tel.+81 798 70 0656 fax.+81 798 72 0110 orgel-horie.or.jp/  (only in Japanese).

HOSHI-BLDG, 730-0031, Kamiya-cho 1-6-9, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Japan tel. +81 82 249 1941  www.hoshibld.co.jp/antique_eng.htm .

HUIS TEN BOSCH MUSICA FANTASIA,  859-3292, Huis Ten Bosch 1-1, Sasebo, Nagasaki, Japan. tel. +81 956 27 0241 http://english.huistenbosch.co.jp/index.html  (Hisato Matsumoto's organ workshop).

KAIMEIRO047-0031, Ironai 1-2-17, Otaru, Hokkaido, Japan. tel. +81 134 23 6505 fax. +81 134 23 6506.

KYOTO ARASHIYAMA ORGEL MUSEUM,616-8375, Saga Tenryuji Tateishi-cho 1-38, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan. tel. +81 75 865 1020 fax. +81 75 865 1022 www.cjn.or.jp/automata/index.html (ex collection: Reuge, Switzerland).

MAGIC SOUND ROOM in PARTHENON TAMA206-0033, Ochiai 2-35, Tama, Tokyo, Japan. tel. +81 42 375 1414 www.parthenon.or.jp/index.html .

MATSUSHIMA ORGEL MUSEUM, (Former collection Organ Museum in Belgium) 981-0213, Fukendo 33-3, Azamatsushima, Matshushima-machi, Miyagi, Japan. +81 22 353 3600 fax. +81 22 353 3602.

MINON LIBRARY160-8588, Shinano-cho 8, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan. tel. +81 3 5362 3555 fax. +81 3 5362 3556  www.min-on.or.jp/library   (only in Japanese) (collection of historical pianos).

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY TOYS707-0401, Ushiroyama 1707-11, Higashi Awakura-son, Okayama, Japan tel. +81 868 78 0211  fax. +81 868 78 0216 www.toymuseum-okayama.jp/  (only in Japanese).

MUSEUM OF HARA TAIRA & MUSIC BOXES783-0004, Osone Ko 1218-6, Nangoku, Kochi, Japan. tel. +81 88 864 1800  fax. +81 88 864 1900.

MUSIC BOX MUSEUM OF IZU413-0232, 1191-1 Yawatano, Ito,Shizuoka, Japan. tel. +81 557 53 0900, fax.+81 557 54 1478  www.izu.fm/English%20izu.fm/E-index.htm.

MUSIC BOX MUSEUM, MOJIKO801-0852, Minato-machi 7-18, Moji-ku, Kitakyushu, Japan. tel. +81 93 322 3008, fax. +81 93 322 3015 www.qbiz.ne.jp/retro/olgel.html   (only in Japanese).

NASU ORGEL MUSEUM, 325-0302, Hitosumomi 270, Nasu-machi, Tochigi, Japan. tel. +81 287 78 2733 fax. +81 287 78 2735.  www5.ocn.ne.jp/~orgel  (only in Japanese).

NOSAKA AUTOMATA MUSEUM413-0232, Kabujiri 1283-75, Yawatano, Ito, Shizuoka, Japan. tel. +81 557 55 1800 fax. +81 557 55 1700  www.automata.co.jp/  (collection from Michel Bertrand).

ORGEL MUSE METASEQUOIA IN IVY SQUARE710-0054, Hon-machi 7-2, Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan. tel. +81 86 427 3904 http://www.ivysquare.co.jp// (only in Japanese).

ORUGORU NO CHIISANA HAKUBUTUKAN, 325-0302, Hitosumomi 270, Nasu-machi, Tochigi, Japan. tel. +81 287 78 2733 fax. +81 287 78 2735.

OTARU MUSIC BOX MUSEUM047-0021, Irifune 1-2 3, Otaru, Hokkaido, Japan. tel. +81 134 22 1108 fax. +81 134 21 2531 www.otaru-orgel.co.jp/en/index.html.

SOMEIKAN (SUWA-KO MUSIC BOX MUSEUM)393-0000, Suwa-Taisha Akimiya Otorii-mae, SHimosuwa, Nagano, Japan. tel. +81 266 26 7300 fax.+81 266 26 1044 http://shinshu-online.ne.jp/museum/someikan   (only in Japanese) (GISHO-DO clock museum, only in 3 min.walk).

UKAI KAWAGUCHI-KO MUSIC FOREST401-0304, Kawaguchi 3077-20, Fujikawaguchi-machi, Yamanashi, Japan. tel. +81 555 20 4111 fax. +81 555 20 4110  www.ukai.co.jp/musicforest   (only in Japanese)

YUMEJI MEMORIAL MUSEUM377-0102, Ikaho 544-119, Gunma, Japan. tel. +81 279-72 4788  fax. +81 279 72 5120 http://www.yumeji.or.jp//  (only in Japanese)

MONACO
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MUSEE NATIONAL DE MONACO, COLLECTION DE GALEA AUTOMATA DOLLS, 17 Avenue Princess Grace, Monte Carlo.  +33 92 16 73 21.

NETHERLANDS
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FOLKLOREKLANKEN, Luchtenstein 43, de Wijk (near the A28, 8 km from Meppel).  +31 522 42155.  Mon, Wed, Sat 2pm - 5pm.  Street organs and fairground organs of Hen Veeningen.

GAVIOLIZAAL, Torenlaan 36A, 5701 SH Helmond, 04929.  +31 492 524937, Fax: +31 492 541435.  Contact Theo Inniger, e-mail: speelh@tref.nl  Large collection of organs including a 112-key and 98-key Gaudin and a 90-key Mortier.

HAAGS GEMEENTEMUSEUM, Musee Municipal de la Hague, City Museum, Stadtmuseum den Haag Musical instruments.  http//www.cnam.fr/museum/musica_mecanica/museehollande/index.html.

KIJK EN LUISTERMUSEUM, Kerkstraat 1, NKL-6721 VA  Bennekom    +31  318 414629.

KIJK-EN LUISTERMUSEUM, Kerkstraat 106, 1015 MN Amsterdam.  +31 20 6279624.

MUSEUM MUSICA, Scheepswerfklade 35, 9503 PB Stadskanaal.  +31 5990 48756.

MUSEUM SPEELKLOK, Steenweg 6, 3511 KC Utrecht.   +31 30 231 2789  Fax +31 30 232 2285.  Floris de Gelder, Director, Bob van Wely, Curator.  A world class collection.  Email: post@museumspeelklok.nl.

PIANOLA MUSEUM, Westerstraat 106, Amsterdam.  +31 20 6279624.

STICHTING DRAAIORGELVRIENDEN ASSEN, Orgelhalle, Rode Heklaan 3, NL-9401 SB Assen.  Contact: G. Hulshof.  +31 592 350076.

STICHTING HET HELMONDS DRAAIORGEL, Toren-Straat 36A, NL-5701 SH Helmond.  Information:  B. Ellenbroek. c/o theater 't Speelhuis.  +31 4920 42055.

STICHTING STADSORGEL HAARLEM "HET KUNKEL-ORGEL,"Werfstraat,2021 BP, Haarlem-Nord. The organs play each Sunday from noon - 5pm.  Address: C. Alta, Rijksstraatweg 132, NL 2022 DE Haarlem.  +31 23 5380497/5385049, e-mail: Cornelis.Ruijgvoorn@icu.nl.

NEW ZEALAND
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MOTOT  (Museum of Transport and Technology), Western Springs, Auckland, New Zealand.

ROMANIA
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"STEFAN PROCOPIU" SCIENCE AND TECHNIQUE MUSEUM OF IASI, Piata Stefan cel Mare si Sfant, Iasi, 700028, Romania, Tel/Fax: +40 232 218383 .  Collection of mechanical musical instruments.   http://www.palatulculturii.home.ro/  Director: Lenuta Chirita   e-mail: lchirita@yahoo.com

SWEDEN
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FRASSES MUSIKMUSEUM, Peder Mörsväg 5, Simrishamn.  +46 414 13329 +46 414 14520.

TRASTHES MEKANISKA MUSIKMUSEUM, Norraryd, S-36010 Ryd. T.  +46 459 80700.  Director: Till Trasthe.

SWITZERLAND
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A. KESSLER'S NOSTALGISCHES MUSIKPARADIES, Rütisbergstrasse 12, CH-8156 Oberhasli. +41 1 850 4971  +41 1 83 34301.

CIMA, (International Center of Mechanical Art), 2, Rue de L'Industrie, CH-1450 Ste. Croix.  +41 244 544 47.  Musical boxes, mechanical music, automata, music box/clock and watch-making tools and equipment.  Music box workshop.

FREDY'S MECHANISCHER MUSIKSALON, Haus "Zur Frohburg," Bürgistrasse 5, CH-9620 Lichtensteig, SG.  +41 71 988 3766.  Director: Fredy Künzle

KORNHAUS BURGDORF / LA GRENETTE DE BERTHOUD, CH-3401 Berthoud, 810.  Swiss Center for Music of Popular Traditions.  Collection of phonographs.  +41 34 231010  Fax +41 34 231013.

MUSÉE BAUD S.A., CH-1454  L'Auberson.  +41 24 454 2484, Fax: +41 24 454 4166.  55 pieces, including world-class items.  Open Sun 10am - noon and 2pm -6pm.  Daily from July 1 - September 15 2pm - 5pm.  Tours by appointment.   E-mail: musee-baud@bluewin.ch

MUSÉE CONTHEYSAN, CH-1976 Erde/Premploz VS>  +41 27 363260.

MUSÉE D'ART ET D'HISTORE, Quia Leopold Robert, Neuchatel.  The renowned Jaquet-Droz automata.  A 15 minute audio visual show.  Demonstrations of the automata can be arranged by request.  Open 10am - noon, 2pm - 5pm.  Closed Mondays.

MUSÉE D'HORLOGERIE DU CHATEAU DES MONTS, 65 Le Locle.  Music boxes, automata, Sandoz collection.  Open Tues - Sun 2pm - 5pm.  May - October 10am - noon 2pm - 5pm.  Closed Mondays.

MUSÉE DE L'HORLOGERIE ET DE L'EMAILLERIE, 15 Route De Malagnou, Geneva.  Twenty pieces with music and automata.  Open everyday but Tuesday 10am -5pm.

MUSÉE INTERNATIONAL D'HORLOGERIE "L'HOMME ET LE TEMPS", Rue Des Musees 29, La Chaux-de-Fonds.  Large collection of horological pieces, including many historical items.

MUSÉE SCOUT MARCHAL, Bullet, Vaud. Hupfeld Violina, Weber Unika, Welte Mignon, music boxes, barrel organs, automata.  By appointment only.

MUSEUM FÜR UHREN UND MECHANISCHE MUSIKINSTRUMENTE, CH-3653 Oberhofen Am Thunersee.  +33 243 4377.

MUSIKAUTOMATEN MUSEUM, Swiss National Museum. Bollhübel 1, CH-4206, Seewen. The items were collected by Dr h.c. Heinrich Weiss-Stauffacher. Automata, orchestrions, music boxes, barrel organs, fairground organs, pianos and many more. Open: Tues - Sun 11 am. - 6 pm.  + 41 61 915 98 80, Fax + 41 61 915 98 90; E-Mail: musikautomaten@slm.admin.ch

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AUTOMATOMANIA, Michael & Maria Start, 414 The Field of Dreams, Findhorn IV36 3TZ SCOTLAND   +44 (0)7790 719 097  http://www.automatomania.com/

BIRMINGHAM MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY, Newhall Street, Birmingham B3 1RZ.  +44 121 235 1661.

BRESSINGHAM STEAM MUSEUM & GARDENS, Diss, Norfolk IP22 2AB.  +44 1379 687382.  Fairground organs & Dutch street organs.  A unique working steam museum.

BRITISH  PIANO MUSEUM, 368 High Street, Brentford, Middlesex TW8 0BD.  +44 181 560 8108 (Established by Frank Holland).

CUCKOOLAND MUSEUM NESTING IN CHESHIRE, Learn of the variety, quality and ingenuity associated with the ancient craft of cuckoo clock making. We also have 5 fairground organs, 3 church organs and musical clocks. The Old School, Chester Road, Tabley, Cheshire WA16 0HL, +44 01565 633039. http://www.cuckoolanduk.net/index.htm

MUSEUM OF MECHANICAL MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, The Oak House, High Street, Northleach, Gloucestershire GL5 4ET  +44 1451 860181.  Keith Harding's World of Mechanical Music.   a museum  of musical boxes, mechanical musical instruments and automata.  http://www.mechanicalmusic.co.uk/

ST. ALBANS' ORGAN MUSEUM, 320 Camp Road, St. Albans Hertfordshire AL1 5PE.  Contact: Mr. Keith E. Pinner.  +44 1727 873896. Collection of the late Charles Hart.  Mortier, Bursens and Decap organs.  Music boxes, pianos and two Theatre pipe organs.  Web http://www.saintalbansorganmuseum.org.uk/

THURSFORD COLLECTION, Thursford Green, Thursford, Fakenham, Norfolk NR21 0AS.  +44 1328 878477, Fax: +44 1328 878415.  Director: George Cushing.

TRAMWAY MUSEUM, Crich, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 5DP.  87-key Gavioli.  Contact: Ms Cara Marchant, Marketing assistant. +44 1773 852565, Fax: +44 1773 852326, e-mail: info@tramway.co.uk

VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM, South Kensington, London, SW7 2RL.  +44 20 7938 8500, fax +44 20 7938 8379.

WATERMOUTH CASTLE, Ifracombe, Devon EX34 9SL +44 1271 863879

YORK MUSEUM OF MECHANICAL MUSIC, Bradley Grange, Bradley Lane, Rufforth YO23 3QW.  Large organs.  Director: Andrew Pilmer. +44 1904 738309  Museum is now closed, but members can see work in progress by  appointment.

UNITED STATES - EASTERN
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ANTIQUE MUSIC MUSEUM, 1675 Pittsburgh Rd., Franklin, PA, 16323 (SE of Chambersburg).  814-437-6301.  Nickelodeons, band organs, Caliola, street organs, German organs, etc.

BAYERNHOF MUSEUM, 225 St. Charles Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15215 412-782-4232. Collection of the late Charles Brown III, including Seeburg R pipe organ orchestra, double Mills Violano, Regina changer, Hexaphone, Multiphone and many more music boxes and pneumatic instruments. Tony Marsico, curator. bayernhofjsl@verizon.net -- web: http://www.bayernhofmuseum.com/

BUFFALO & ERIE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 25 Nottingham Ct., Buffalo, NY, 14216.  716-873-9644.  Organettes, music boxes, street organs.  Open: Tue - Sat 10am - 9pm, Sun noon - 5pm.  Closed Mondays.  http://www.bechs.org/

CLARK'S TRADING POST, US Rt. 3, PO Box 2, N. Woodstock, NH 03262.  602-745-8913.  Wurlitzer LX orchestrion and 150 band organ, Double Violano, Coinola Midget, Link, Seeburg G, Seeburg KT, Artizan organ, Tangley Calliope, and others.  Open summers.  http://www.clarkstradingpost.com/

DEBENCE ANTIQUE MUSIC WORLD, 1261 Liberty Street, Franklin, PA 16323, 814-432-8350. See and hear over 100 old-time automatic musical instruments.  Band organs, music boxes, nickelodeons and player pianos. April 1-October 31, Tuesday-Saturday 11 am-4 pm. & Sunday 12:30-4 pm.  CLOSED MONDAY.   Adults $8, Seniors (60+) $7, High School/College Students $5, Children $3.00, Children under 3 FREE.  http://www.debencemusicworld.com/

EDISON NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE, Main St. & Lakeside Ave., West Orange, NJ 07052.  201-736-0550.  The home and laboratory where Thomas Edison lived and worked from 1887 to 1931.  (Currently closed for restoration. Reopening in late 2005.) www.nps.gov/edis/home.htm

F S MATT BREWERY TOUR, Court at Varick Streets, Utica, NY 13502.  315-732-0022.  Instruments on display: Symphonion 3-disc Eroica musical clock, 15 1/2" Polyphon, Mermod cylinder box, Edison disc phono, Clariona, Polyphon upright, Seeburg 1910.

HERSCHELL CARROUSEL FACTORY MUSEUM, 180 Thompson St., N. Tonawanda, NY http://www.carouselmuseum.org/

HERSHEY MUSEUM, 170 W. Hershey Park Dr., Hershey, PA 17033 (15 miles east of Harrisburg).  717-534-3439.  Regina, cylinder music box, barrel organ, reed organs, disc and cylinder music boxes.  By appointment only.

JOHN HARRIS - SIMON CAMERON MUSEUM, 219 S. Ford St., Harrisburg, PA 17104.  717-233-3462.  Disc and cylinder boxes, Gem roller organ, Celestina organette, Horton Autophone, three early Edison phonos.  Tours by reservation.  Open weekdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Society office open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

JOHNSON VICTROLA MUSEUM,  Bank & New St., Dover, DE 19901.  302-739-3262.  Edison phonograph, two gramophones, 43 Victors and Victrolas, 15,000 Victor records.  Open Tues - Sat 10am - 3:30pm.

KNOEBELS AMUSEMENT RESORT, Rd 1, Rt. 487, Elysburg, PA 17824.  717-672-2572.  Frati organ, Berni  playing books, Wurlitzer 165 (De Kleist), 146B (Bruder), Wurlitzer Caliola, Tangley Calliaphone, coin piano.  Open daily 11am - 10pm, Memorial Day - Labor Day.

LE PETIT MUSEUM OF MUSICAL BOXES, 255 West Market Street, Marietta, PA 17547.  717-426-1154.  Enjoy a guided tour of the Federal Townhouse main floor, circa 1790-1804.  Listen to large collection of musical boxes.  Open Saturday - Monday, 10am - 4 pm, Sunday 12pm - 4pm April - December.  Telephone for special tours January & February. www.ohwy.com/pa/l/lepemubx.htm

LOCKWOOD-MATHEWS MANSION MUSEUM,  295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850.  203-838-9799.  An MBSI sponsored Musical Museum display.  Small museum.  A reproducing piano and a few other instruments.    http://www.lockwoodmathews.org/

MARINERS' MUSEUM, 100 Museum Dr., Newport News, VA 23606.  804-595-0368.  Silver and gold steamboat automaton, 10-tune cylinder box, 24-whistle calliope from showboat.  Open Mon - Sat 9am - 5pm, Sun Noon - 5pm.  (Museum located 2 1/2 miles S of I-64 on right.)

MORRIS MUSEUM, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ, 973-971-3700 (phone), 973-538-0154 (fax) http://www.morrismuseum.org/.  Cylinder and disc boxes, automata, and pneumatic instruments can be seen in the new exhibition Musical Machines & Living Dolls, featuring more than 150 pieces from the world-renowned Murtogh Guinness collection of mechanical musical instruments and automata.  Live demos at 2 p.m. Open Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sundays: 1-5 p.m. Mondays & Tuesdays: Closed. Admission: $10 Adults; $7 Children and Seniors; Children under 3 years of age are free. www.morrismuseum.org.

MUSEUM AND LIBRARY OF MARYLAND HISTORY, 201 W. Monument St., Baltimore, MD 21201.  410-685-3750.  Musical boxes which are occasionally on display; piano, grand harmonicon and musical instruments.

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN HISTORY, SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, 14th & Constitution Ave. NW, Washington D.C. 20560.  202-357-2700.  Several instruments demonstrated.  Welte orchestrion, Regina changer, reproducing pianos.  Herschell carousel (circa 1940) in front of the old Arts and Industries Castle.  http://www.si.edu/

PORTER MUSIC BOX MUSEUM, U.S. Route 66, Randolph, VT 05060, 800-811-7087. A thirty minute tour takes you back in time to the heyday of the music box. Several exquisite boxes, acquired from famous collections, are played during the tour, as well as some of the unique Porter boxes manufactured on the premises. Many musical automata are on display. There is also an extraordinary 1926 Steinway Duo-Art Aeolian reproducing piano. Open May - October. Call for hours. www.portermusicbox.com

Q-R-S- MUSIC ROLLS, INC., 1026 Niagara St., Buffalo, NY 14213.  716-885-4600.  Six player and reproducing pianos; roll perforating/recording equipment including computerized systems.  Tours 10am & 2pm only, Mon - Fri, except holidays.  Fee.

SHELBURNE MUSEUM, US Rt. 7, Shelburne, VT 05482 (7 miles S of Burlington, VT on US Rt. 7).  Cylinder and disc music boxes, phonographs, miniatures, automaton, small organ.  Open May - Oct 10am - 5pm.  1pm winter months for a special guided tour.  www.shelburnemuseum.org/

WELLS AUTO MUSEUM, Rt. 1 Box 496, Wells, ME 04090 (between Portsmouth and Portland).  207-646-9064.  Twelve instruments including Seeburg E, KT Special & L orchestrions, Violano, Wurlitzer 125, Regina Hexaphones and changer, Nelson-Wiggen, and Coinola

UNITED STATES - GREAT LAKES AREA
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CIRCUS WORLD MUSEUM, 550 Water St., Baraboo, WI 53913.  608-356-8341. 

HENRY FORD MUSEUM & GREENFIELD VILLAGE, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, MI 48121.  800-343-1929.  25 instruments plus a replica of Edison's laboratory.  Open daily 9:30am - 5pm. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas day. http://www.hfmgv.org/

HOUSE ON THE ROCK, 5754 Hwy 23, Spring Green, WI 53588 (near Dodgeville).  608-935-3639.  Phonoliszt-Violina, Double Violano, calliope, automatic orchestras, automata, etc.  A renowned attraction of authentic and fantasy mechanical music.  Open 9am - 4pm November and December partial tour, other months full tour.  www.thehouseontherock.com/

LAPORTE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM, 809 State St., LaPorte, IN 46350.  219-326-6808, (moving to 2405 Indiana Ave).  Criterion and Regina music boxes, phonographs, player piano.  Instruments demonstrated.  Open Tues - Sat  10am - 4:30pm.  Closed holidays.   www.lapcohistsoc.org/

MARVIN'S MARVELOUS MECHANICAL MUSEUM, 31005 Orchard Lake Rd., Farmington Hills, MI 48334.  248-626-5020.  Nickelodeons, music boxes, phonos, arcade machines.  Open Mon - Thur 10am - 9pm; Fri - Sat 10am - 11pm; Sun 12pm - 9pm.  www,marvin3m.com/

THE MUSIC HOUSE MUSEUM, 7377 US 31 North, Box 297, Acme, MI 49610.  231-938-9300.  Fax: 231-938-3650.  Eight miles north of Traverse City.  Music boxes, barrel organ, player and reproducing pianos, orchestrions, phonographs, Violano, jukeboxes, organs of all types including a Mortier 97 key, and a Wurlitzer theatre organ.  e-mail: info@musichouse.org,   www.musichouse.org.

WESTERN RESERVE, 10825 East Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44106, 216-721-5720. http://www.wrhs.org/

WHEELS O'TIME MUSEUM11923 N Knoxville Ave., Peoria, IL 61612. 309-243-9020. A museum of the 20th Century. Among the exhibits is a music room with a "magic" player piano, Edison phonograph,a barrel piano and other items of interest. Open May/Oct, Wed/Sun from noon until 5pm. Groups of 20 or more by appointment. Bobbie Rice, bobbiescat@insightbb.com. www.wheelsotime.org

UNITED STATES - MIDWEST
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KANSAS MUSEUM OF HISTORY, 6425 SW 6th, Topeka, KS 66115.  785-272-8681.  Several music boxes, Reginaphone.  Open Mon - Sat 9am - 4pm November - April.  Call first.   www.kshs.org/places/mueum.htm

SCHUBERT CLUB MUSEUM, Landmark Center, 75 W. 5th St., St. Paul, MN 55102.  651-292-3267.  Free exhibit of antique pianos and various automatic musical instruments.  Mon - Fri 11am - 3 pm, Sunday 1pm - 5pm, or by appointment.  www.schubert.org/

UNITED STATES - SOUTHERN
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EDISON WINTER HOME AND MUSEUM,  2350 McGregor Blvd., Ft. Myers, FL 33901.  941-334-3614.  200 mostly Edison phonographs.  Open daily Monday-Saturday 9:00am to 5:30pm & Sunday 12:00 noon to 5:30pm; last guided tours depart at 4:00pm.  (Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.)  www.edison-ford-estate.com/

LIGHTNER MUSEUM, 75 King St., PO Box 334, St. Augustine, FL 32085.  904-824-2874.  Cylinder box, Stella grand, Regina changer, street piano, organette, nickelodeon, Gem roller organ, orchestrion, Violano, automaton, phonographs and more.  9:00am - 5:00pm daily, last admission 4:00pm (Closed Christmas day). www.lightnermuseum.org/

MUSEUM OF SCIENCE & HISTORY, 1025 Museum Cir., Jacksonville, FL 32207.  904-396-7062.  Regina disc music box #57923 shipped from the factory on Oct. 29, 1901.  Monday- Friday: 10am -5pm, Saturday 10am - 6pm, Sunday 1pm - 6pm.  www.themosh.org/

OLDEN YEAR MUSICAL MUSEUM, 131 W  Fairmeadows, Duncanville, TX 75116.  972-298-5587.  Music boxes, phonographs, Hurdy-Gurdys, organs, organettes, automata, radios/tvs.  Appointment only.

VIRGINIA MUSICAL MUSEUM, 6316 Richmond Rd. Williamsburg, VA 23090. 757-303-5907. History of music in Virginia plus pianos, music boxes, nickelodeons, organs, and phonographs. Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm, closed Sunday. http://www.virginiamusicalmuseum.com/

UNITED STATES - WESTERN
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MARK TWAIN'S MUSEUM OF MEMORIES, 109 S. C Street, Box 449, Virginia City, NV 89440.  775-847-0454.  Player pianos, nickelodeons, phonographs, miniature carousel.

MUSEE MECANIQUE, The historic Cliff House, Pier 45 at the end of Taylor St., San Francisco, CA 94153.  415-386-2000.  Zelinsky collection. http://www.museemecanique.com/

PIKES PEAK GHOST TOWN, 400 S. 21st St., Colorado Springs, CO 80904.  719-634-0696.  Seeburg L, Empress A-roll piano, Wurlitzer CX, Seeburg F with Aeolian push-up piano player.  http://www.ghosttown.com/

SAN SYLMAR, (Merle Norman Cosmetics), 15180 Bledsoe St., Sylmar, CA 91342.  818-367-1085.  Huge collection:  Welte, Violano, Banjo, Theater organ, reproducing pianos, cylinder/disc boxes, "Emperor Piano."  Strict dress code.  No cameras or taping.  No children under 12.  Tours Tue - Sat 10am - 1:30pm by reservation only.  Call 818-367-2251.http://www.nethercuttcollection.org//

SCOTTY'S CASTLE, (Death Valley National), PO Box 579, Death Valley, CA 92328.  760-786-2392.  Welte 3 manual 15 rank pipe organ with Welte piano and Welte or Wurlitzer roll-player, Welte Mignon reproducing piano, Deagan tower chimes with automatic mechanism and roll-player.  Open 7am - 6pm.  Tours every hour on the hour from 9am - 5pm. National Park Service web site, http://www.nps.gov.deva/


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